June 2016 (#217)

In this update:

Labor and Liberals respond to TI Australia

Labor and the Coalition have finally responded to TIA’s Open Letter to Political Parties and candidates contesting the 2016 Federal Election. The Greens and NXT have not sent any response. Labor’s response is solid without being particularly ambitious, although they do commit to political financing reform. Surprisingly, Bill Shorten went further than their response on Wednesday 29thJune by committing to re-opening the Senate Committee into a federal anti-corruption agency. The Coalition’s response is disappointing, contains no substantive commitments and rejects the notion or need for a federal anti-corruption agency. TI Australia continues to call on all political parties, and the new government, to prioritise matters of transparency, integrity and accountability as fundamental building blocks for Australia’s future.

TI Australia e-Update #217

June 2016

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